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    Chornobyl nuclear disaster is recalled with program at Wesleyan University
    May06

    Chornobyl nuclear disaster is recalled with program at Wesleyan University

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On Tuesday, April 26, students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear tragedy in Ukraine with a performance of “Voices from Chernobyl.” Adapted, produced and directed by Wesleyan history major Rachel Santee, “Voices from Chernobyl” consisted of 10 monologues taken from...

    President needn’t look far to combat corruption
    May06

    President needn’t look far to combat corruption

    KYIV – During a mid-April phone call, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko received his latest exhortation from U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to combat corruption in order to receive the latest U.S. financial aid. Yet Mr. Poroshenko himself and his political associates are alleged to be involved in numerous corruption scandals that have been...

    30th anniversary  of the Chornobyl disaster
    Apr29

    30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster

    Ukraine this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster – the world’s worst civilian nuclear accident. Sirens were sounded in the early morning hours on April 26 in Ukraine to mark 30 years since the moment that the first explosion blew the roof off the building housing a reactor at the Chornobyl […] …read more...

    Ukraine’s new concept paper on security and defense reform
    Apr29

    Ukraine’s new concept paper on security and defense reform

    On March 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko approved the “Concept for the Development of the Security and Defense Sector” (President.gov.ua, March 16). The document lays out the “Western” vision for Ukraine’s security and defense sector reform and specifies the goals for this process. The concept paper also shows that security sector...

    Thirty years after Chornobyl disaster, Ukraine doubles down on nuclear power
    Apr29

    Thirty years after Chornobyl disaster, Ukraine doubles down on nuclear power

    Nearly 30 years after Chornobyl spewed nuclear dust across Europe and sparked fears of fallout around the globe, a strapped, war-torn Ukraine is opting for “upgrades” rather than shutdowns of its fleet of Soviet-era nuclear power reactors. Kyiv is planning to spend an estimated $1.7 billion to bring the facilities, many of which are nearing […]...

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor  calls into question parliamentary coalition
    Apr22

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor calls into question parliamentary coalition

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confidently declared this week that Ukraine’s political crisis is over after the new Cabinet was elected on April 14. Yet the voting in the Verkhovna Rada at the April 21 session proved otherwise. Rada Chair Andriy Parubiy asked national deputies to vote to include on the daily agenda a […]...

    Russia suspends Crimean Tatar  Mejlis for ‘extremist activities’
    Apr22

    Russia suspends Crimean Tatar Mejlis for ‘extremist activities’

    The Russian Justice Ministry has suspended the Crimean Tatars’ highest ruling body due to what it called “extremist activities,” marking a fresh escalation in Moscow’s crackdown against a group that has broadly opposed Russia’s forcible annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The ministry said in an April 18 statement...

    Groysman or Hroysman?
    Apr22

    Groysman or Hroysman?

    Mariia Budiakova, press officer of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States, asked by The Ukrainian Weekly and Svoboda how the name of Ukraine’s new prime minister should be spelled in English and Ukrainian, responded that in English his name is written Volodymyr Groysman, while in Ukrainian it is Володимир Борисович Гройсман (Volodymyr...

    Going forward: Three steps
    Apr22

    Going forward: Three steps

    The two-year battle to defend Ukraine from Russia calls for an assessment. High marks go to Ukraine’s ATO forces. Originating with the young protesters from the Maidan, the fighters had little but their bare hands to repel the invader. Not only have they withstood Russia, virtually on their own, but their endurance is accumulating other […]...

    Ukraine’s reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers
    Apr22

    Ukraine’s reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers

    Continuing the listing from last week, following are the Cabinet ministers approved on April 14 by the Verkhovna Rada. (The brief profiles were prepared by Kyiv correspondent Zenon Zawada.) Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, 51: He has served for 18 months, largely responsible for managing finances and personnel rather than developing military...

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